Exquisite Surfaces Native Tile Collection | Yellowtrace

Malmo subway cement tiles in colour Zebra.

 

Exquisite Surfaces Native Tile Collection | Yellowtrace

Stockholm subway cement tiles in colour Zebra.

 

Exquisite Surfaces Native Tile Collection | Yellowtrace

Zuni square cement tiles in colour Python.

 

Exquisite Surfaces Native Tile Collection | Yellowtrace

Navajo square cement tiles in colour Zebra.

 

‘Native Tile Collection’, a new line by Commune for Exquisite Surfaces, consisting of subway and square cement tiles inspired by Scandinavian and Native American textile patterns. “We work with a lot of patterns,” explains Roman Alonso, founding partner of Commune, design studio in LA that offers interior, exterior, and product-design services. “We began noticing similarities between some of our favourite Scandinavian and Native American prints. The closer we looked at them, the more parallels we saw.”

The focus of Commune’s collaboration with Exquisite Surfaces, a family-run company that creates custom flooring and surface materials, was to develop a line of tiles that play off the kindred patterns they’d found. The unique custom flooring collection is made up of four different patterns – Malmo, Stockholm, Navajo and Zuni. All the designs can be mixed to create a variety of custom patterns. Manufactured in Morocco, each tile is coloured and pressed by hand, resulting in slight irregularities that provide additional detail that gives this product a very special charm.

 

See more kick-arse projects by Commune Design on Yellowtrace.

Related post: Cement Tiles by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Marrakech Design.

 


[Images courtesy of Exquisite Surfaces.]

 

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